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What colour is my Orpington hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by nessie271, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. nessie271

    nessie271 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    Just wondered if someone can help me define exactly what colour my chooks are?
    Rowdy the rooster is a lovely light almost white grey with some darker patches on him, little Henny Penny is similar.
    I have been looking online and can see there is Lavender, Splash and some other colours that they could be called.
    Then there is the other hen which is a much darker grey. I will try and get some photos but they are proving most unhelpful with standing still and a bit like trying to herd kittens at the best of times.
    I have some new babies from Henny Penny [​IMG]and they have hatched out mainly yellow with light grey so I'm hoping that they will turn out he same colour as her.
    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    I think you are right: They are probably just Splash Orps. How'd you get them/where'd you get them? [​IMG]
  3. nessie271

    nessie271 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    I bought the chicks at just under 1 week old from a lady in Tahuna that breeds chooks. I had a clucky hen who had a disaster with a batch of eggs where none of them hatched so decided to try my luck with chicks. The hen took to them like they were hers and now they are all grown up and having their own babies.

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